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Mount St. Mary’s College. Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Information Session. Presented By. Joelle Fortune` Assistant Director of Nursing Admission Mary Sloper RN, MN, MBA Director, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Dalia Zepeda Counselor, Student Financing.

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mount st mary s college
Mount St. Mary’s College

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Information Session

presented by
Presented By

Joelle Fortune`

Assistant Director of Nursing Admission

Mary Sloper RN, MN, MBA

Director, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dalia Zepeda

Counselor, Student Financing

overview
Overview
  • Introduction to Mount St. Mary’s College
  • Program Details
  • Application Process
  • Financing Your Education
  • Nursing Programs at the Mount
history of msmc
History of MSMC

MSMC is a nationally recognized, liberal-arts institution with an intimate learning environment that extends beyond the classroom. By fostering the development of young leaders, students gain the skills to better themselves, their communities, and the world.

two campuses one mission
Two Campuses one Mission

Two exceptional campuses

    • Chalon est. 1925
    • Doheny Est. 1962
  • Chalon- campus sits within the Santa Monica mountains, and houses;

-Baccalaureate degree programs

  • Doheny- campus is located near Downtown Los Angeles, once the historic Doheny Estate houses;

- Associate degree programs - A.D.N

- Weekend College -Accelerated BSN

- Master’s programs - MSN

- Teacher’s credential - DPT

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Accreditation
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Approvals
    • California Board of Registered Nursing
program details
Program Details

Presented by:

Mary Sloper RN, MN, MBA

Director,

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

program schedule
Program Schedule
  • Semester #1
    • 20 units
    • Mon. & Tues. 7am to 3:30pm
      • theory courses
    • Wed., Thurs, & Fri. 6:30am to 3:30pm
      • clinical rotations at the hospital
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Program Schedule
  • Semester #2
    • 18 units of nursing & 3 units of Bioethics
    • Tuesday- 7am to 2pm- theory
    • Thursday- 7am to 4pm- theory
    • Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.
      • Clinical days (2 days each week)
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Program Schedule
  • Semester #3
    • 18 units
    • Mon & Wed. theory classes
      • Mon. 7am to noon; Wed. 7am to 5pm
    • Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.,Sun.
      • Clinicals (2 days a week)
prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • Chemistry or Physics 3-4 units
  • Human Anatomy (with lab) 4 units
  • Human Physiology (with lab) 4 units
  • Microbiology (with lab) 4 units

(all four science courses must have been taken within the last 5 years)

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Prerequisites
  • Human Nutrition 3units
  • General Psychology 3 units
  • Developmental (lifespan) Psychology 3 units
  • Intro. To Sociology or

Cultural Anthropology 3 units

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Prerequisites
  • Communication:
    • Written communication 3 units
    • Oral communication – Public Speaking 3 units
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Prerequisites
  • Philosophy 3 units
  • Philosophy (Bioethics, upper div.) 3units
  • Religious Studies 6 units

**A passing grade for all pre requisites

is “C”

bioethics
Bioethics
  • There are upper division Phil. courses that are transferable for our Bioethics requirement.
  • UCLA Phil 155 Medical Ethics
  • LMU Phil 330 Cont. Moral Problems
  • Taylor Univ.(Indiana) Phil 410E (online)

(These are just examples)

bioethics continued
More examples of courses that meet Bioethics requirement

California State University:

Fullerton- Phil 314 Medical Ethics

Long Beach- Phil 403 Medical Ethics

Los Angeles- Phil 429 Bioethics

Cal State Poly Pomona-Phil 433 Bioethics

Chapman University-

Phil 314- Medical Ethics

Loyola Marymount University-

Phil 330 Contemporary Moral Problems

San Diego State University-

Phil 330 Medical Ethics

San Francisco State University-

Phil 383 Ethics in Medicine

Taylor University (Indiana)

Online course

Phil 410E Bioethics

University of California:

Los Angeles- Phil 155 Medical Ethics

Irvine- Phil 131C Medical Ethics

Riverside- Phil 167 Biomedical Ethics

San Diego- Phil 163 Biomedical Ethics

Bioethics (continued)
selection process
Selection Process
  • Application suggestions:
  • Pg. 2 be sure to list all prerequisites you will be taking between your application submission and the beginning of the program (usually mid May)
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Selection Process
  • Pg. 3, ‘Personal Statement’:

Be sure to answer all 4 questions

1. Why are you choosing a career in nursing now?

2. What experiences have you had in the health care field?

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Selection Process

3. What are your short and long term goals

4. How have you planned (financially and personally) for the year of full time study in this accelerated program?

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Selection Process
  • Letters of Reference
    • Two letters needed on letterhead.
    • At least one academic reference from someone who can speak to your ability to succeed in an academically rigorous and fast paced program.
interviews
Interviews
  • Applicants that complete the application process on-time and meet our minimum GPA will be contacted by the Nursing department to schedule an interview
  • Interviews will be conducted in December and May
background screening
Background Screening

Students must complete background checks prior to clinical placement, after reserving a space within the program

application process
Application Process
  • Accelerated BSN
    • Complete Application
    • Personal statement
    • Two Letters of References

(at least one must be academic)

    • Official college transcripts (from every college attended)
    • GPA- 3.0 Cumulative
    • Application Fee

$20- online application

Please note: we only accept on-line applications for this program.

on line application
On-line Application

www.msmc.la.edu

  • Admissions
  • Nursing Transfer Student
  • Apply On-line
  • Accelerated BSN application
international transcripts
International Transcripts
  • If you attended college outside the United States, you will need to submit:
      • A comprehensive international transcript evaluation
      • An official, foreign transcript
  • The recommended evaluation service is Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute

www.acei1.com

800-234-1597

transcripts
Transcripts
  • We will need official transcripts from all the colleges that you have attended, including:
    • Community college/ University attended before your degree
    • University where you obtained your degree
    • Foreign transcripts from study-abroad program
    • Official Transcripts from all foreign study
    • Transcripts from Graduate or Professional degree
    • Transcripts from vocational program

I.e. C.N.A, Massage, Phlebotomy, E.M.T

    • Community college/ University attended after degree
    • Transcripts for courses taken prior to application deadline
application deadline
Application Deadline
  • November 1, 2008 for Summer 2009
  • March 15, 2009 for Fall 2009
  • You may apply even if you are in the process of completing pre-requisites. However, all pre-requisites must be completed by the start date of the Accelerated BSN Program.
check your application status
Check your application status
  • WebAdvisor
    • A few days after you submit your application, you will get an email about WebAdvisor
    • 2 to 3 weeks after your application is received, you will be able to set up an account
    • Directions for setting up your account may be obtained on the nursing transfer student page
      • click on “check your application status”

Please note: we receive a lot of documents 2 weeks before and after deadline, so it takes longer during that time for items to be reflected in WebAdvisor

financing your education

Financing Your Education

Presented By:

Dalia Zepeda

applying for financial aid
Applying For Financial Aid
  • Apply for financial aid at the same time you are applying for admission.
  • Or once you have been accepted into the program.
  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
the free application for federal student aid fafsa
Apply online: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Send to the Federal Processor by

Mail: Federal Student Aid Programs P.O. Box 4001, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-8601

3-4 weeks paper process time

1-2 weeks electronic process time

Include Mount St. Mary’s School Code: 001243 so we receive your FAFSA information.

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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After being admitted into the program, you will receive a Financial Aid Offer from the Student Financing Office once we have received…
  • Beginning in Summer;
  • You must complete the 2008/2009 FAFSA for the Summer semester and an additional 2009/2010 FAFSA for the Fall/ Spring semesters.
  • Beginning in Fall;
  • You must complete the 2009/2010 FAFSA for the Fall/Spring semesters and an additional 2010/2011 FAFSA for the Summer semester.
annual costs for 2008 2009
Annual Costs for 2008- 2009

Accelerated Nursing

1 year program

Tuition & Fees:

$47,442

Room and Board:

$12,720 - $13,540

types of financial aid
Types of Financial Aid

1. Federal Stafford Loans:

The total amount is $25,000 for the program.

Repayment begins six months after graduation.

  • Federal Subsidized Loans: The federal government pays the interest while you are in college.
  • Federal Unsubsidized Loans: The borrower pays the interest six months after he/she has graduated.

Summer total of 12,500.

Subsidized; 5,500

Unsubsidized; 7,000

Fall/Spring total of 12,500 split evenly for both semesters.

Subsidized; 5,500

Unsubsidized; 7,000

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Types of Financial Aid

2. Alternative/Private Loans:

Supplemental educational financing

Private loans are based on credit. The student has option to apply with a co-signer. Apply by phone or online. Repayment occurs six months after graduation.

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Types of Financial Aid

3. Forgivable Loan Program:

Kaiser Scholarship

Northridge Hospital Scholarship

Torrance Memorial Scholarship

Students must first be accepted into the Accelerated BSN program in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

To be considered for either Scholarship an application needs to be filled out and then an interview will be set up. If you accept the scholarship and work for 2 - 2 1/2 years once you graduate, the loan or “scholarship” is forgiven. This means you do not have to pay it back.

the office of student financing
The Office of Student Financing
  • Dalia Zepeda

Counselor

    • dzepeda@msmc.la.edu
  • 10 Chester Pl Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • M-Th: 8:00am – 5:00pm F: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tel:

(213) 477-2562

  • Fax:

(213) 477-2549

roy adaptation model
ROY ADAPTATION MODEL
  • Developed by Sister Callista Roy CSJ, former chair of MSMC nursing department.
  • Used widely in the United States, Canada, Japan, and other countries.
  • The Roy adaptation model recognizes that a person is a bio-psycho-social-spiritual being in constant interaction with a dynamic and complex world.
three nursing programs
THREE NURSING PROGRAMS
  • DOHENY
    • Associate Degree in Nursing – 2 to 3 years
      • Evening or afternoon classes, clinicals on weekends
      • Pre-requisite: College Chemistry, English 1A, & General Psychology
      • GPA minimums: 2.5 overall and in the sciences
      • Starts in Fall and Spring of each year
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THREE NURSING PROGRAMS
  • CHALON
    • Traditional BSN Program- 3 to 4 years
      • Classes and Clinicals during daytime hours
      • 32 units of prerequisites
      • Overall GPA of 2.7 or greater
      • Science GPA of 2.5
      • Starts Fall of each year
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THREE NURSING PROGRAMS
  • DOHENY
    • Accelerated BSN Program – 12 months
      • Must have Bachelors Degree
      • 46 units of prerequisite courses
      • Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
      • Starts May and August of each year
articulation agreements
Articulation Agreements
  • Resource available through our website to inform you of community college classes that meet our pre-requisites.
  • www.msmc.la.edu

Click on Admissions

Click on Nursing Transfer Student

Click on Articulation Agreements

Click school of choice

purpose of bsn
Purpose of BSN
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Ethical judgment
  • Personal sensitivity
  • Capacity for leadership
  • Eligibility for licensing exam
  • Eligibility for California Public Health Certificate
questions

Questions???

Contact:

Office of Admissions

(213) 477-2561

www.msmc.la.edu

mountnews@msmc.la.edu